Friday, 8 November 2013
Happy 140th Birthday, Winnipeg !
Winnipeg was incorporated on November 8, 1873 which means that today is its 140th birthday !! Be sure to give your city a big hug, (but don't squeeze too hard, you might break some infrastructure).
To read more about how Winnipeg's incorporation came into being, which included the speaker of the Manitoba Legislature kidnapped, beaten unconscious and smeared in warm tar, check out these links:
The incorporation of Winnipeg Manitoba Historical Society
Dastardly Outrage ... Bruce Cherney